More Creative Coping Skills for Children

Activities, Games, Stories, and Handouts to Help Children Self-regulate

Author: Bonnie Thomas

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784502677

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 2701

This collection of fun and adaptable activities, games, stories and handouts is a complete resource for supporting children coping with stress and difficult emotions. From engaging arts and crafts, to interactive stories and relaxing meditations, all the interventions and activities are thematically structured so that each chapter contains the means for building specific skills or overcoming behavioral issues. Each chapter contains suggested goals, positive affirmations and photocopiable handouts to enable a child to continue practising and learning new life skills outside of sessions with parents or professionals. The activities in this book are ideal for use with children aged 3-12 to help them rebalance and gain a strong grasp on their emotions.

Creative Coping Skills for Children

Emotional Support through Arts and Crafts Activities

Author: Bonnie Thomas

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846429545

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 3130

Everyone has different needs when it comes to coping with life's stressors, and children are no different. Some need quiet and soothing activities to calm them down, whereas others require more physical activity or intense sensory input to relax their minds and bodies. This resource comprises a collection of fun, flexible, tried-and-tested activities and make-it-yourself workbooks for parents and professionals to help a child in need of extra emotional support find the coping skills that fit them best. Each activity lists the materials required and includes clear directions for how to do it. There is something for every child: whether they are dynamic and creative or more cerebral and literal. Projects include making wish fairies, dream catchers, and mandalas; managing unstructured time with activities such as creating comics, dioramas and tongue twisters; and simple ideas for instant soothing, such as taking deep breaths, blowing bubbles, making silly faces, and playing music. Creative Coping Skills for Children also includes specific interventions for anxious or grieving children such as making worry dolls and memory shrines. This book is full of fun, easy, creative project ideas for parents of children aged 3–12, teachers, counselors, play therapists, social workers, and all professionals working with children.

101 Mindful Arts-Based Activities to Get Children and Adolescents Talking

Working with Severe Trauma, Abuse and Neglect Using Found and Everyday Objects

Author: Dawn D'Amico

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 178450422X

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 799

Many children who have experienced serious trauma are withdrawn and closed off, making it difficult to engage with them in therapy effectively. This book offers a compendium of therapeutic activities that will help children who have endured painful abuse to open up, so that they can learn to express their feelings and therapy can be directed towards their individual needs. From useful techniques for bridging memory gaps to using masks for self-expression, the innovative activities use mindfulness, art and play to help children feel relaxed and responsive. The activities require very little preparation, and use only everyday items that are easy to access and can be used time and time again. Case studies throughout offer a helpful demonstration of how the activities work in practice. This is an ideal resource for use with children in therapeutic, home and school settings. It is appropriate to use with children aged 5-17 who have experienced trauma, physical abuse, sexual abuse, forced migration and severe neglect, as well as those with acute depression, anxiety and behavioural difficulties.

Fun Games and Physical Activities to Help Heal Children Who Hurt

Get On Your Feet!

Author: Beth Powell

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784506788

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 4545

Develop children's brains and bonds with this collection of no-tech, physical games, strategies and activities. Ideal for children who have experienced neglect, abuse and trauma, these "real-world" experiences draw on therapeutic, trauma-focused-care play principles and promote positive attachment between child and caregivers. Explanations for how and why specific play themes and caregiver attitudes can help children's brain development enhance the text. The book also shows how children learn to problem-solve real life situations by playing them out, finding workable solutions to their own problems, and increasing their resiliency. Further benefits include better cause-effect thinking, impulse control, and increased cognitive and emotional functioning by practicing physical movements that exercise specific areas of the brain.

Creative Ways to Help Children Manage BIG Feelings

A Therapist's Guide to Working with Preschool and Primary Children

Author: Fiona Zandt,Suzanne Barrett

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784504874

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 9036

To be able to effectively offer therapy to children, complex therapeutic concepts need to be presented in an appropriate and engaging manner. This practical guide provides clinicians with a way in which to do so, with numerous games and imaginative activities to help children aged 4-12 to express and understand their feelings. Part I provides a comprehensive guide to working therapeutically with children and families, while Part II outlines 47 creative therapeutic activities. Each activity is presented with clear instructions using inexpensive and readily available resources and the objective and rationale of each activity is given, making it easily applicable. Activities range from using an easy to make volcano to help children better understand anger, to using a ball of string to illustrate how one person's feelings affect the whole family. This book is an invaluable resource for newly qualified clinicians, and also a treasure trove of creative ideas for experienced therapists.

Using Picture Books to Enhance Children’s Social and Emotional Literacy

Creative Activities and Programs for Parents and Professionals

Author: Susan Elswick

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784504513

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 6588

Children can struggle to engage with and articulate certain emotions, which can have a profound impact on their behaviour, confidence and ability to form relationships, follow instructions and perform tasks. This resource for teachers, therapists, counsellors and parents uses children's literature and some of its well-known characters, such as the Rainbow Fish and Stanley Yelnats IV from Holes, as a basis for practical activities that enable children to express and manage these emotions. Social-emotional literacy training assists students in developing important life skills such as the ability to develop good relationships and empathy skills, as well as being able to understand, manage and communicate their own emotions. This book offers an introduction to social-emotional literacy, followed by activities related to emotions such as empathy, friendship, grief and self-esteem, aiming to embed this literacy training into daily school and home activities to increase children's chances of future success.

Creative Expression Activities for Teens

Exploring Identity through Art, Craft and Journaling

Author: Bonnie Thomas

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857004178

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

View: 9064

Coping with life's stresses is difficult for everybody, but can be especially challenging for teenagers, who often feel isolated and misunderstood. Creative expression through art, craft, and writing is a natural and effective way of helping young people to explore and communicate personal identity. This book is bursting with art and journal activities, creative challenges, and miniature projects for bedrooms and other personal spaces, all of which help teenagers to understand and express who they are and what is important to them. These fun ideas can be tailored to suit the individual, and require minimal equipment and even less artistic know-how, so can be enjoyed by all. The book concludes with a useful section for counselors and other professionals who work with young people, which explains how these activities can be incorporated into treatment goals. This imaginative and insightful book is a useful resource for all therapists, social workers, and counselors who wish to encourage self-expression in teenagers.

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula

Author: Lindsey Joiner

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857004475

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 9854

For difficult or challenging children and teenagers in therapeutic or school settings, creative activities can be an excellent way of increasing enjoyment and boosting motivation, making the sessions more rewarding and successful for everyone involved. This resource provides over one hundred tried-and-tested fun and imaginative therapeutic activities and ideas to unleash the creativity of children and teenagers aged 5+. Employing a variety of expressive arts including art, music, stories, poetry and film, the activities are designed to teach social skills development, anger control strategies, conflict resolution and thinking skills. Also included are character education activities and ideas for conducting therapeutic day camps, including sample schedules and handouts. The activities can be used in many different settings with all ages, are flexible, and can be adapted for use with individuals or groups. Brimming with imaginative ideas, this resource will be invaluable to anyone working with children and teenagers, including school counselors, social workers, therapists, psychologists and teachers.

How to Get Kids Offline, Outdoors, and Connecting with Nature

200+ Creative activities to encourage self-esteem, mindfulness, and wellbeing

Author: Bonnie Thomas

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857008536

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 4183

Full of ideas, activities and exercises, this book provides imaginative ways to inspire young people to put down the computer games, disconnect from social media, and spend more time away from a screen. In an increasingly electronic world, creating enthusiasm for the great outdoors can seem an impossible task. Yet, the benefits of nature are endless, and they extend further than just improving physical health; being in natural surroundings is also an effective way to boost imagination, creativity and overall wellbeing. In whatever capacity you work or care for children and young people, this book will help you motivate them to reboot their connection with nature and become healthier for it. Addressing how nature-based activities can be used for improved mental health, this book will be an invaluable addition to the library of any professional who works with young people including counselors, educators, youth group workers, social workers, and childcare providers. It is also a useful resource for parents.

Helping Children to Cope with Change, Stress and Anxiety

A Photocopiable Activities Book

Author: Deborah Plummer

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857003669

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 2751

This book is full of creative ideas for use with children who have difficulty in coping with change, stress and normal levels of anxiety. Supported by a comprehensive but accessible theory section, the practical exercises are a simple and fun way of helping children to learn healthy stress management strategies. Deborah Plummer offers over 100 activities and games specifically aimed at helping children to build emotional resilience. With a mixture of short, snappy activities and longer guided visualizations, these exercises are suitable for use with individuals or groups, and many are appropriate for use with children with complex needs or speech and language difficulties. This unique photocopiable activity book will be an invaluable resource for parents, carers, teachers, therapists and anyone looking for creative, enjoyable ways of helping children to cope with change, stress and anxiety. It is primarily designed for use with individuals and groups of children aged 7-11, but the ideas can easily be adapted for both older and younger children and children with learning difficulties.

Social and Emotional Skills Training for Children

The Fast Track Friendship Group Manual

Author: Karen L. Bierman,Mark T. Greenberg,John D. Coie,John E. Lochman

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462531725

Category: Medical

Page: 444

View: 8126

From leading authorities, this volume presents a unique evidence-based group intervention for the 10-15% of children who are challenged by peer difficulties in elementary school. The book features 107 engaging full-color reproducible handouts, posters, and other tools. In addition to teaching core social skills (participation, communication, cooperation, good sportsmanship, conflict resolution), the Friendship Group promotes emotional understanding and empathy, self-control, and effective coping with social stressors. Two complete sets of sessions are provided (grades K-2 and 3-5), including step-by-step implementation guidelines. The large-size format facilitates photocopying; purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

Over 60 Techniques, Activities & Worksheets for Challenging & Adolescents

Author: Susan Epstein

Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media

ISBN: 1936128071

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 5910

Over the past 30 years we have seen a rise in explosive, challenging and resistant behaviors in children and adolescents. What use to work with difficult kids may not be working for professionals and parents alike. A new approach is needed that is tailored to the individual need and is directive, creative - and FUN. This cutting-edge tips workbook will guide professionals in working with children, adolescents and families across multiple settings and treatment modalities. Inside, find easy to use worksheets, handouts and step-by-step tips and proven techniques to foster the working relationship required to elicit change and healing.

Ready-to-Use Self-Esteem & Conflict Solving Activities for Grades 4-8

Author: Beth Teolis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780130452566

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 6779

This practical resource gives busy teachers and counselors of at-risk students a proven, preplanned curriculum for promoting students? self-esteem?from lessons exploring what makes each child unique as a member of his/her family, school, and community to activities focusing on making and sustaining friendships, setting and achieving realistic goals, and solving conflicts where everyone is a winner. Included are complete teacher directions for the effective use of the activities and suggestions for easily integrating them into the curriculum. Moreover, all materials are conveniently organized into 9 sections, printed in a lay-flat binding for easy photocopying of each activity sheet, and can be used for individuals, cooperative groups, or an entire class. Here's just a brief description of the kind of helpful information you?ll find throughout this resource: TEACHER EMPOWERMENT?6 activities designed especially for teachers, including "Give Me a Little More R-E-S-P-E-C-T..". "My Successes..". and "Let Your Best Points Shine!" SKILLS FOR LIFE?provides guidance on how to start your own pilot program, a first-of-a-kind plan for self-esteem and conflict-solving workshops with ideas for a school-wide peace activities day and assemblies. SECURITY?17 activities focus on this basic component of self-esteem upon which others are built, like "Times of My Life when I felt Like a Star..". "It's a Runaway Bestseller..". and "I?m a Hit on Our Class Chart." POSITIVE IDENTITY?contains 20 activities for building a better self-image and dealing with eating disorders?from "Be Your Own Best Amigo" and "Shades of Blue" to "No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent." FRIENDSHIP BUILDING?15 activities help students recognize and develop qualities that attract and maintain friends, such as "Make a Splash with Others..". "A Cool Mix..". and "Was My Face Red!" GOAL SETTING?12 activities give students opportunities to visualize and set specific goals, like "S-T-R-E-T-C-H Yourself" ... "Don't Get Bowled Over..". and "Computing My Goals Book." COMPETENCE?11 activities stress values and critical thinking skills and aid children in becoming responsible for their actions, for example "Give the Boot to Peer Pressure" ... "Weigh Both Sides..". and "A Values Coat of Arms." CONFLICT SOLVING?packed with 28 activities showing students how to deal with anger, mediation, and conflicts, including "Don't Blow It By Exploding..". "Amazing Ways to Make Your Point..". and "Smart Signals." BEHAVIOR THAT?S DRIVING YOU UP THE WALL?offers scores of suggestions for handling the disruptive child, from "Validate Children's Feelings..". "Create an Opportunity for the Child to Succeed..". to "Chill Out Time for Two." READY-TO-USE HANDOUTS?contains grams, invitations, role-play forms, and holiday reproducibles like "Star Award..". "Nothing is Scary if You Believe in Yourself..". and "Happy Valentine's Day." In short, "Ready-to-Use Self-Esteem and Conflict-Solving Activities for Grades 4-8" places in your hands all of the information and materials you need to help each child feel valuable, capable, and lovable while learning peaceful methods of conflict solving!

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids

Help for Children to Cope with Stress, Anxiety & Transitions

Author: Lawrence E. Shapiro,Robin K. Sprague,Matthew McKay

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572245824

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 130

View: 8841

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids offers parents a variety of techniques they can use to help their children relax, unwind, and deal constructively with common stressors such as divorce, loss of a loved one, a family move, starting at a new school, and more.

70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning & Behavior

Author: Lynne Kenney,Rebecca Comizio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781683730194


Page: N.A

View: 3400

Packed with worksheets, handouts, and guided scripts with step-by-step directions, this definitive resource will put you to the top of your play game. With over 70 activities designed to improve thinking, self-regulation, learning and behavior, your tool kit will be full and your creative brain will be inspired to craft your own meaningful exercises. Play now, Play later... with 70 Play Activities for better brain function and learning. Based on years of clinical experience and educational work, Harvard-trained psychologist, Lynne Kenney, PsyD, and school psychologist, Rebecca Comizio MA, MA-Ed, NCSP have created fun, imaginative, and brain-based exercises for children and adolescents to develop attention, planning, executive function and mood management skills. Featuring: * Musical Thinking * Physical Activities * Social Interaction Games * Art making * Perfect for the classroom, clinic or home

A Therapeutic Treasure Box for Working with Children and Adolescents with Developmental Trauma

Creative Techniques and Activities

Author: Karen Treisman

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784505536

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 4151

Like a treasure chest, this resource overflows with valuable resources - information, ideas and techniques to inspire and support those working with children who have experienced relational and developmental trauma. Drawing on a range of therapeutic models including systemic, psychodynamic, trauma, sensory, neurobiological, neurocognitive, attachment, cognitive behavioural, and creative ideas, Dr Karen Treisman explains how we understand trauma and its impact on children, teens and their families. She details how it can be seen in symptoms such as nightmares, sleeping difficulties, emotional dysregulation, rage, and outbursts. Theory and strategies are accompanied by a treasure trove of practical, creative, and ready-to-use resources including over 100 illustrated worksheets and handouts, top tips, recommended sample questions, and photographed examples.

Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students

Helping Kids Cope with Explosive Feelings

Author: Christine Fonseca

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1618214594

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 225

View: 9037

Teaching children how to manage their intense emotions is one of the most difficult aspects of parenting or educating gifted children. Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope With Explosive Feelings provides a much-needed resource for parents and educators for understanding of why gifted children are so extreme in their behavior and how to manage the highs and lows that accompany emotional intensity. Presented in an easy-to-read, conversational style, this revised and updated second edition contains additional chapters addressing temperament and personality development, as well as expanded role-plays and strategies designed to show parents and teachers how to interact and guide gifted children in a way that teaches them how to recognize, monitor, and adjust their behavior. Updated resources and worksheets make this practical resource a must-read for anyone wishing to make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of gifted children.